Inscription: Within wreath: [script]Decatur; below wreath: [script initials] S.K.
Marking:  Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, P J D, device a cock (maker's mark)  Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1782-89)  Crowned P, and 87 (warden's mark, 1787-88)  Parrot's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1786-89)
Artist: Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)Date: ca. 1775Medium: Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, sycamore, holly, boxwood and ebony; Carrara marble; gilt-bronze mounts; accessories of Sèvres porcelain, rock crystal, silver gilt, and lacquerAccession: 1976.155.99a, bOn view in:Gallery 523